This outfit is made up of such simple pieces but they are all greats in my mind.
It's the kind of outfit where I feel I can pretty much do anything; Work, shopping, run around after the kids, go out for a little drink.. All completely do-able in this outfit. It just works for me, and when something works then it surely can't be a bad thing?
I find it helps if the basics are particularly nice items, that have longevity and will work with a number of outfits.
This outfit, though it may be simple, is made up of some pretty great pieces:
The Shoes are from a lovely British Brand called Love Taylor Blake, which is run by two gorgeous #girlboss ladies named Emily & Tracey. As soon as I saw these beauties on their Instagram I knew they would be the perfect all rounder shoe. I went for the Gold Lora as it just screamed Chanel-chic-classic to me.. And boy oh boy are they comfy.
This is the type of shoe that is a sheer joy to wear, and will be worn so much through Autumn (I'm thinking Breton Stripes, classic trench, black cigerette trousers and these shoes.. Perfect right?).
Plus I absolutely love supporting independent, women run businesses. These girls are so lovely, their brand is fantastic and I highly recommend the product.
Jeans, oh I have had trouble with jeans of late. Having lost some weight (read about how here) I was left with about 4 pairs of really ill-fitting jeans that when I wore them made me feel like a sloppy mess, I mean, if I wanna feel like that I'll just where my scruffy joggers, y'know? When I don a pair of jeans I want them to look nice. So i took the plunge and bought the Topshop high waisted Jamie Jeans and oh how I freakin' LOVE them. They are super skinny, which funnily enough that's what I want in a skinny jean, but they have a good stretch, but they aren't saggy by the end of the day. I really like them and will definitely buy another pair for my Autumn Capsule (which i may or may not be already thinking about.. I blame this non-British Summer)
Again another new to me British Brand Iolla, but they make gorgeous modern Sunnies with your prescription. As a person with TERRIBLE vision, this is fab news. Most of the prescription sunglasses I've ever bought were all pretty rubbish if I'm honest; the frames just weren't right for sunglasses and they made me look a bit naff. But Iolla's offerings are fantastic (and practical.. yay for being able to see!). I went for The Bell frame in black with a green tint.. I wore them all weekend (when the sun was out.. yeh life was good) and they are the comfiest frames.
Sounds like an old lady thing to say, but I love a nice cardi. Y'know sometimes when you don't want a jacket but something just as a light cover up, well cardi's are my favourite. Cardigans are my friends.
And this one has been worn a ridiculous amount of times this summer, and i still love it.It's sold out now, but cream maxi cardi.. You are awesome!!
Shoes: Love Taylor Blake
Bag: House of Fraser
Vest Top: Matalan
Do you have any Great Basics that you love?
Ps: Sorry this is late.. summer holiday madness!
Also If you fancy a gander at my latest Youtube video where I'm rambling about going to the toilet (its true) and other bodily functions (gas and such ) then I'd love you to come and have a watch here.. to put it in to context read here